Thursday, October 8, 2020

Kye's Music & Lyrics: "Gone" by U2 (Pop, 1997)


U2




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You get to feel so guilty
You got so much for so little

Then you find that feeling just won't go away

You were holding on to every little thing so tightly

Till there's nothing left for you anyway

Goodbye

You can keep this suit of lights

I'll be up with the sun

I'm not coming down

I'm not coming down

I'm not coming down
 

You wanted to get somewhere so badly
You kinda lose yourself along the way
You change your name but that's okay

It's necessary
And what you leave behind

You don't miss anyway

Goodbye
You can keep this suit of lights
I'll be up with the sun

I'm not coming down
I'm not coming down

I'm not coming down

And I'm already gone
Felt that way all along
Closer to you every day

Didn’t want it that much anyway

You're taking steps that make you feel dizzy
Then you get to like the way it feels
You hurt yourself, you hurt your lover

Then you discover
What you thought was freedom is just greed

Goodbye
No emotional
Goodnight

I'll be up with the sun
Are you still holding on

I'm not coming down
I'm not coming down

I'm not coming down


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I have always had a capacity to pour too much of myself
into a pursuit or a belief, and my reality can fragment along the way.
 

~ 

The linked video was made back waaaaay before
a lot of talented people realized they could do a genuinely great job
synching songs with video segments.
Back when I first saw this,
it was the first I’d ever been blown away by a fan video.
Most people back then were just putting fairly random segments
to songs with no sense of timing
or coherent meaning with the music or the lyrics.
I wanted to see what its creator was up to nowadays,
but it seems his/her account no longer exists,
as someone else had to re-post it.
Anyway, whoever this person was, s/he was a pioneer.

This also takes me back to my days in the GMU media library.
I’d end every week by going there by myself to watch uneasy films.
It was one of the places and activities that made me feel safest and happiest.
I still miss that routine.